CHERIE M. REDLINGER Born in Los Angeles, CA. BA in Art History from the University of Maryland, European Division MA in Art from California State University, Northridge.
Cherie M. Redlinger has been a professional artist for 25 years and has been actively involved in the art community. She has exhibited throughout the United States, (including New York and Los Angeles), parts of Europe and New Zealand. Some of the venues she has exhibited in have her artwork in their permanent collection which include Holocaust Museum, Florida, Latino Art Museum, CA, AFOSI Headquarters, VA, Hill Country Arts Foundation, TX, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, NC, ArtColle Museum & Gallery, Sergines, France, International Museo de Collage, Mexico, Peace Offerings, Star Dancer, MT, Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, MD and Global Focus: Women in Art & Culture, The National Museum of Women in the Arts. As an artist activist she served has President in WCA/DC and Co-Chaired the WCA Conference which held in Washington, D.C. and was a Director on the WCA National Board. She was responsible for co-founding the Women’s Caucus Art Georgia Chapter continues to support the women’s art movement.
Statement I draw from life's abstractions to create my art. I express the feelings I gain from these stimuli in oil paintings, monotypes, and constructions using expressive lines, color, texture, and movement. In my artwork, I bring to the surface my personal journey back to my roots filled with promise and only limited by my imagination. I attempt to bring out the beauty from my dreams for freedom, prosperity, and happiness. Some are darker than others are, but they still teach me to express from the heart. In addition, some are colorful and whimsical; they are nonetheless a reflection of a time and place which point to my life and artistic being. In addition, I intertwine this artwork with the excitement and wonderment I feel when I am creating art. Through my artwork, I create art forms to give depth to human emotions. I use art forms as a thesis to express a single moment in time. I favor capturing this action through a fluid line statement. With this freedom of expression, I convey the sensation of this experience. The speed with which I execute my mind’s experience preserves the spontaneity and yields expressive distortions. I find there to be certain integrity in clean line work. Simple color is a necessary adjunct for minimum resolution and spatial definition. The surface textures of my work are visual and tactile, resulting from the use of a water-based compound. For me, the work becomes an artifact, emulating a marked cave wall. The emotional and instinctual impulse that has driven me along a path to search for a form of expression has brought out the depths of the spirit of the moment through the texture, color and capturing my mind’s essence.